Design And Engineering
The 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8 features an all-new deck lid with an integrated spoiler and new taillamps for a freshened rear view. Other unique touches to the Chrysler 300C SRT8’s exterior include new bodyside moldings, body-color front and rear bumper inserts, body-color mirrors and door handles and unique SRT badging.
For 2008, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 envelopes the driver and passengers in an even richer interior with a dark slate gray palette, revised instrument panel, new center console and LED lighting in the cup holders and door-map pockets.
End-user technology figures prominently in the 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8 with new features such as the SRT-exclusive Reconfigurable Display (RCD) in the cluster providing performance data, all-new Adaptive Cruise Control, Kicker premium surround- sound system and, all-new SIRIUS Backseat TV. SIRIUS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children’s TV from the most well-known kids’ programming: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. SIRIUS Backseat TV operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas.
Befitting its high-performance character, the 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8 continues to provide power-adjustable front sport seats accented with performance suede inserts (matched in the rear seats), a power-adjustable pedal cluster, full instrumentation, automatic temperature-control system with dual-zone controls and infrared temperature sensing, and an electronic vehicle information center with 128 customer-programmable features.
The Chrysler 300C SRT8’s 425-horsepower, normally aspirated, 6.1-liter HEMI produces 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The HEMI power is channeled through a five-speed automatic transmission with specially calibrated, driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers fully automatic or manual shifting selection.
Chassis setup for the Chrysler 300C SRT8 is aimed at all-around performance, including SRT-tuned dampers, specially tailored spring rates and suspension bushings, and large-diameter anti-sway bars. Revised front and rear suspension knuckles contribute to a ride height that’s lowered one-half inch from the Chrysler 300C. In addition, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) has been tuned for the 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8’s new standard Adaptive Cruise Control.
The stopping performance results from a four-wheel, disc-brake system featuring performance calipers developed by Brembo, each equipped with four pistons for even clamping. Up front, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 has 360 mm x 32 mm vented rotors, and 350 mm x 28 mm vented rotors in the rear.
- Bright Silver Metallic
- Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
- Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
- Inferno Red
Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 producing 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the Chrysler 300C SRT8’s powertrain represents a higher level of HEMI performance, with 85 additional horsepower – 25 percent more than the 5.7-liter HEMI.
Chrysler 300C SRT8 offers the ultimate in American sedan performance, and builds on the momentum of Chrysler 300C and HEMI. The SRT formula infuses the 300C SRT8 with sophisticated ride and handling characteristics, suitable for conditions ranging from everyday traffic to spirited driving on challenging routes. The Chrysler 300C SRT8 is part of a broad lineup of Street and Racing Technology vehicles developed under the credo Race inspired, street legal.
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